These damned bishops should be prosecuted for religious terrorism!
If any more evidence was needed to prove the Catholic Church’s contempt for women, then you need look no further than Calgary in Canada.
The bishops there decided in 2008 that they would not provide vaccination for girls in Catholic schools against the human papilloma virus (HPV) – which guards against the four strands of HPV most associated with cervical cancer. The bishops say it would compromise Catholic teaching, because HPV is a sexually transmitted virus.
The National Post reports that when children in Calgary’s Catholic schools were sent home with vaccination information from Alberta Health Services they were given an additional letter. Written by the bishops, the letter instructed parents that: “Although school-based immunization delivery systems generally result in high numbers of students completing immunization, a school-based approach to vaccination sends a message that early sexual intercourse is allowed.”
This week, a group of parents, doctors and researchers have launched a fight to have the Catholic School District overturn the ban and allow the school vaccinations to stand. The group, known as HPV Calgary, has started a campaign to pressure school trustees to address the situation.